Sabotage

My husband is a pain in my ass.  I love him, but he's a pain.  I made the mistake of taking him with me shopping this weekend.  

Every item that was organic or non-processed in any way was shot down.  Too expensive, he said.  Even though they were only a dollar or less more than the "conventional" items.  Last week, my food items only totaled $78.  We had food for the entire week.  In fact, we had food left over because NO ONE WOULD EVEN TRY the new recipes that I baked/cooked.  All it took was one stink eye look from the Dad and every one backed away slowly.  

At the store, he insisted that we must buy Hot Pockets for after school snacks.  Ugh.  They contain imitation cheese. Imitation?  Gross.  He at least conceded to let me get Lean Pockets instead.  And potato chips.  Like three bags of them.

I've made my views about getting rid of processed foods very clear, but it's just not getting through.  I feel so defeated.  I want to keep pressing the issue, but I also feel like I should just give up.  

I did have a few successes.  I made our own cereal and it was approved by the teenager.  I think I cooked it a little too long, but that's an easy fix the next time around.  I also made whole wheat waffles and muffins that were warmly received.  

Have you tried to switch up something in your house and been shot down by the other inhabitants?  Did you overcome it?

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  1. Sorry for your troubles! I'm (incredibly) lucky to have a husband who's 100% on board with our real food/organic choices. But I can relate -- the rest of my family thinks that I'm an alien. A friend recently told me that it's their own insecurities (and knowledge in the fact that they realize their food choices aren't doing them any favors) that surface when they make comments or roll their eyes. Of course, I tend to keep my opinions to myself, but it still rises to the top. :-( I did a post recently about it, actually. Have you shown your husband "Food, Inc." or any of the other great enlightening/slightly terrifying documentaries out there? That's what did it for mine.

    Good luck!

    http://megactsout.blogspot.com/2013/08/oddball.html

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    1. I have seen that doc, but he's not. Maybe that will help my cause a bit. Especially since we have such good choices when it comes to local meats.

      I have found that I usually keep my opinions to myself frequently as I live in an area where I'm considered strange for the things I do (ie. breastfeeding, cloth diapering, etc.).

      Thanks for the advice!

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  2. I only have to worry about cooking for me, so I don't have any advice. Just to say ugh! That would be so frustrating.

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    1. It is! I guess I'm just going to have to do a little more research on recipes and do the grocery shopping alone!

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  3. HA! Tell him NO. Sometimes I'm happy to be a single mom cause I say and it's no.

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